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C$ firms a bit as ECB moves sharpen risk appetite TORONTO: The Canadian dollar rose modestly against the greenback on Thursday, boosted by an increase in investor risk appetite after the European Central Bank announced further actions to boost the euro zone economy.The loonie gained against the euro as ECB President Mario Draghi said the central bank will offer banks a targeted long-term refinancing operation (LTRO) to persuade them to lend. Draghi also said the ECB was preparing to purchase asset-backed securities in the future.The ECB had earlier announced it would cut interest rates, imposing negative rates on its overnight depositors. Against the Canadian dollar, the euro was down at C$1.4816."Draghi has always notably over-promised and under-delivered, and tries to use his words more than anything, so to come through with action today, it's obviously caught the market a little bit by surprise," said Scott Smith, senior market analyst at Cambridge Mercantile Group in Calgary."They've definitely done a good job ...

Euro holds ground even as ECB launches low inflation fight NEW YORK: The euro rebounded from four-month lows on Thursday, brushing aside the European Central Bank's decision to cut interest rates and announce an array of measures to loosen monetary policy in order to halt a disinflation trend.The ECB cut all its main rates to record lows in a drive to fight off the risk of a Japan-like deflation and bring down the euro's exchange rate. For the first time, it will charge banks 0.10 ...
C$ stays weak after Bank of Canada statement TORONTO: The Canadian dollar weakened against the greenback on Wednesday after the Bank of Canada said the risks of low inflation loomed as large as ever despite a rise in prices.The central bank also held its policy rate at 1 percent, as expected.The Canadian dollar weakened after the decision, though it remained off its session low. The currency was most recently trading at C$1.0944 to the greenback, or 91.37 U.S. cents, weaker than Tuesday's close ...
Dollar's gains trimmed after US private-sector jobs data NEW YORK: The US dollar got a lift on Wednesday from rising Treasury rates and touched a monthly high against the yen before losing some steam on weaker-than-expected US private-sector jobs numbers.The dollar last stood at 102.57 yen after trading as high as 102.79 yen, near a level last touched on May 5. The US dollar index, composed of six major currency pairs, was last up 0.09 percent at 80.625 after peaking at 80.677.The dollar's ...
C$ keeps up weakness heading into Bank of Canada decision  TORONTO: The Canadian dollar weakened against the greenback on Tuesday, continuing the previous session's drop as investors positioned ahead of a Bank of Canada policy decision later in the week.The central bank shifted to a neutral policy stance late last year as it cited the weak inflation environment, a move that has weighed on the loonie.A pick up in April's inflation rate had stoked some speculation that the Bank of Canada could sound moderately less ...
Euro gets a respite after euro zone inflation data NEW YORK: The euro held gains against the U.S. dollar on Tuesday, recovering ground as subdued euro zone inflation data kept market expectations for European Central Bank stimulus measures intact ahead of Thursday's meeting.Stronger-than-expected U.S. factory orders in April, a third straight month of gains, meanwhile supported the view the U.S. economy continued to rebuild and recover."The U.S. data certainly supports the idea that the U.S. economy is going to have a nice bounce-back in ...
C$ hits 1-week low; caution ahead of central bank TORONTO: The Canadian dollar weakened to its lowest level in over a week against the greenback on Monday, despite encouraging economic data out of China as investors were cautious ahead of a Bank of Canada policy decision later in the week.China's factory activity expanded at the fastest pace in five months in May as new orders rose. The loonie is often sensitive to developments in China, which is the world's second-largest economy and a major ...

 



 
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